Skelmersdale and Ormskirk College

Art and Design National Diploma / Certificate / Award

Skelmersdale and Ormskirk College
In Ormskirk

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Typology Course
Location Ormskirk
Duration 2 Years
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  • Ormskirk
  • Duration:
    2 Years
Description

The BTEC Art & Design National Diploma / Certificate / Award is designed to develop your personal creative skills to university entry standard. The Certificate is equivalent to two '-A' levels and students will study an additional art subject at AS level each year to support their full-time programme. Students will also undertake functional skills qualifications in Communication

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Location

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Ormskirk (Lancashire)
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Hants Lane, L39 1PX

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· Requirements

A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above (including English), preferably a Grade B in an art related subject and / or a GNVQ Intermediate / First Diploma in a related subject. Candidates will be interviewed to assess their suitability for the course and we will be looking for an appropriate standard of English and maths. We are interested in your enthusiasm and commitment to succeed.

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Course programme

Art and Design National Diploma / Certificate / Award
Course Overview
The BTEC Art & Design National Diploma / Certificate / Award is designed to develop your personal creative skills to university entry standard. The Certificate is equivalent to two â€-A†levels and students will study an additional art subject at AS level each year to support their full-time programme. Students will also undertake functional skills qualifications in Communication and Numeracy(at the appropriate level).
Start Date
Duration
Venue

06 September 2010
2 years
Ormskirk Campus

Who The Course is for
This course if for anyone who wishes to gain a vocational qualification in Art & Design as a step towards a career in the industry or a university application. It is ideal if you are straight from school or are a mature student with relevant qualifications or experience.
Successful students tend to have:
- creativity and plenty of new ideas
- self-motivation to complete work on time
- an understanding of form, colour and media
- an interest in developing their own recognisable style.

Course Content
Students will study twelve modules over the course of two years, these modules will include a variety of core and specialist units. During the course students will work in a number of art and design specialisms, which may include:
- Animation
- Computers
- Fashion
- Drawing and painting
- Graphics
- Multi-media
- Photography
- Print-making
- 3D design
- Textiles
- Key Skills
During the second year of the course students are able to specialise in their chosen subject areas. Key Skills will also be developed through the period of study.
A certain level of manual dexterity will be required for art and design courses.

Entry RequirementsLearning & Assessment Methods
This is a practical course, assessment is based entirely on course-work produced in art studios. All units are graded individually and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded (Pass, Merit or Distinction).
Qualifications Gained
BTEC Art & Design National Diploma (3 A Level equivalent) / Certificate (2 â€-A†Level equivalent) / Award (1 A Level equivalent), plus additional AS art subjects.
Functional Skills
Tutorial & Enrichment Studies
Progression Opportunities
This course will enable you to progress to higher-level studies at university or to gain employment in the Art & Design industry.
If you successfully complete a level 3 course at Skelmersdale & Ormskirk College we will offer you a place on an appropriate Foundation Degree at Newcastle College (subject to satisfactory interview or course audition).
Career Opportunities
Students may gain employment in the art and design industry.
Course Costs
If you are 16-18 years old you do not have to pay course tuition fees*.

If you need information on any financial support that may be available to you with fees or study costs on this course.
*exam and registration fees will be paid by the college subject to satisfactory attendance and course completion.
There is a studio fee of £75 per year levied with this course, payable within the first half term. This fee includes coach/train fare for three educational visits to galleries and relevant events, plus the use of a wide variety of specialist art consumables. A residential trip in the Spring term, typically for three days, to a European capital city is also planned at an additional cost of £150-£240.

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